Bitwarden has had a Microsoft Edge extension available for several months now, but the password manager is also now available as a standalone app for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft Store (via Windows Latest).
If you're familiar with other password managers, such as Dashlane and 1Password, then Bitwarden will look pretty familiar. The app lets you securely store your passwords and other data, sync your vault across devices, and generate strong and secure passwords. There are also options to securely share logins with other people, and the app can work in concert with the Edge browser extension to auto-fill logins on websites.
According to Bitwarden, your logins are stored in an encrypted vault so that only you can access the information. The app is open source software, and your data is stored with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
If you want to give Bitwarden a shot, you can pick the app up now for free on the Microsoft Store.
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How it compares over Enpass?
I have the same question. I like Enpass, but the Edge extension keeps telling me that the application isn't installed. The Chrome extension seems to work much better but I would like to use Edge with it as well.
Enpass STILL doesn't support Windows Hello, so it's a no-go for me. Does Bitwarden support it? Can I use my fingerprint to log in to websites via the Edge extension?
When I last used bitwarden, no it wasn't connected to windows hello but that was a while ago.
Enpass supports Windows Hello on my 950XL, so they might be working on it for the desktop / browser apps. Shoot them and email and ask. They are pretty good about getting back to you.
Works for me in edge consistently, make sure you're using the win32 app and not the UWP. I prefer enpass still. I find it harder to organize folders (when I tested it I migrated over from enpass) and at least when I tried it you couldn't associate more than one website with a login, which I didn't realize I used a lot till I tried using bitwarden
How does this and 1password compare to Norton's Identity Safe? Been using it for years, got it on my iPhone, iPad, and pc.
I'm still waiting for support for sticky password manager that was so promoted by this sites store last year. They still claim that edge does not support extensions. What a waste of money that was.
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